Law and Ardor (Andrew Broom Series #5)

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Andrew Broom couldn't be happier living in his hometown of Wyler, Indiana, where views extend for miles, everybody knows everybody, and there's plenty of time for golf. With a near-flawless trial record, Broom is the top lawyer in town. Unfortunately, mischief and deception lurk even in the quietest of towns - and on the most pristine of fairways. When the corpse of Edgar Bissonet - a prosperous and influential businessman, but not the best golfer - turns up at the seventh hole of the Wyler Country Club, Andrew ...
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Andrew Broom couldn't be happier living in his hometown of Wyler, Indiana, where views extend for miles, everybody knows everybody, and there's plenty of time for golf. With a near-flawless trial record, Broom is the top lawyer in town. Unfortunately, mischief and deception lurk even in the quietest of towns - and on the most pristine of fairways. When the corpse of Edgar Bissonet - a prosperous and influential businessman, but not the best golfer - turns up at the seventh hole of the Wyler Country Club, Andrew Broom's hopes for a leisurely summer of golf and gossip quickly disappear. Did Edgar die of natural causes during a last, desperate attempt to better his game? Broom, conveniently on the sixth hole when the corpse is discovered, quickly detects clues that suggest foul play. And when someone close to Edgar is accused of his murder, Broom agrees to defend the suspect. Of course Andrew Broom is pleased to be working on an investigation in which he can combine a visit to the crime scene with a quick nine holes. But as the trial draws to a close, the stakes become much higher - and he just might lose the case.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
McInerny's fifth Andrew Broom title (after Mom and Dead) tees off on the seventh fairway of a country-club course, where wealthy investor Edgar Bissonet, apparently the victim of a heart attack, is found dead. But lawyer Broom suspects the man died elsewhere and was moved. Was he murdered? Wyler, Ind., is a cozy town where such a question can cause a stir. After the police gather enough circumstantial evidence to arrest Edgar's son for murder, Broom, unconvinced of his guilt, agrees to defend him. Broom also sends his nephew Gerald to gather information about the beautiful young woman to whom the elder Bissonet seems to have written love poems. The fact that the poems, which were stored in the man's computer, have now vanished-as has a copy of the autobiography Bissonet pre was writing-strikes Broom as suspicious. More accusations and even a false confession add a few gentle curves to a solid outing marked by McInerny's sharp ear for gossip and his keen, affectionate eye for small-town social stratification. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743235310
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 12/21/2001
  • Series: Andrew Broom Series , #5
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,082,196
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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